Beginning lab course in techniques and conventions of graphic communication as an aid in the design process of architecture and built forms. The general course goal is to provide fundamentals of design graphics through principles of drawing conventions and related techniques including two-dimensional orthographic drawing, and three-dimensional axonometric drawings to represent architectural design ideas. This course is designed to prepare students with basic design graphics skills to manually draw a small residential-scale project in plan, site plan, elevation, section, and in 3D axonometric projection for representation. Basic techniques of physical model-making using floor plans and elevation are also part of this course.
High school diploma or enrolled in high school. Portable drafting board (minimum 18”x24”) with parallel bar or T-square, pencil, ruler, etc. required Working knowledge of computers and access to computer and Internet are required. Adobe Photoshop is recommended (not required) for the last segment of the course.